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    ness

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  2. snagged in outlet 3

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  1. I don't understand anyone getting upset about something someone says. If they actually DO SOMETHING that's one thing, but just saying or posting things is free range, and always has been. Stick and Stones, and all that. I don't wanna be shielded/sheltered by the things that are on other people's minds. The more I know about what you think....the better off I am.
    6 points
  2. I hear you but I would still eat the one on the grass, I mean if that guy didn't want it
    6 points
  3. Wow! I just use it to keep in touch with old friends. I guess I’m doing it wrong.
    5 points
  4. Zowie it looks still fresh, quick Robin hand me a fillet knife.
    5 points
  5. goosetalk

    Huzzah 8/7/19

    After a busy summer I finally found time for a float and decided I was going to try the Harpers back to Huzzah Valley trip. The rain Tuesday evening had me a little worried as I went to bed, but I kept a positive thought think maybe there would just be a slight rise on the creek. Woke up Wednesday morning to see the gauge at HV had went from 130cfs to 280cfs and a rise a little under a foot, and it was already falling . Never the less, at least my wife and I wouldn't have to drag. Water color was more reminiscent of the Meramec. Weather forecast was for morning fog, maybe some overca
    4 points
  6. Smallie Seeker

    Streamer rod

    I’m heading down to Taney tomorrow for a Fri-Sun trip. Got a dentist appointment At 9am Fri. Told the boss it was a bigger job than just a cleaning so I could take the whole day off, which bought me time to stop by T Hargrove’s on the way down. Most likely going to leave there with whatever 7wt speaks to me. First thing I’m doing is tying on a glazed donut for practice. If I can flip that thing over surely I can chuck a meat fly! 😀
    4 points
  7. ness

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I've been at this stuff for a long time. Usenet (ROFF), listserv, Conservation Cafe, Ozark Chronicles, Yahoo groups and now this. I've got friends here and elsewhere going back to the old Cafe and the MO fly fishing listserv. OA is by far the best group I've been involved in.
    4 points
  8. I’m headed to Taney Sunday for the the week. 5 weight only. 9’ tip flex Helios. And a bunch of spinning and bait casters.😆
    4 points
  9. I finally got the install done. Put in a recessed pedal pan, hard wired the trolling motor, used an adapter to hook up to the Hummingbird. Put a 12 volt power plug where the original trolling motor plug was, for phone charging or a light. In the back I installed another battery and a switchable breaker for a disconnect. Still need a couple more battery terminal covers. It's ready for fish now.
    3 points
  10. The single old ladies here in Bella Vista have a saying about the old guys that hit on them, they are looking for a "nurse and a purse".
    3 points
  11. These are pretty tough and catch some fish. Caught an 8lb channel cat on one when I was 9 and I've had one with me ever since.
    3 points
  12. Flysmallie

    Streamer rod

    It happens in all sports and hobbies. We are our own worst enemies at times. I've dwindled my stock down to 5. 1 has never seen water. 2 haven't been in at least 6 years. Another single gets use 3-4 days a year. The last one is in my car right now. It's that Redington and it goes everywhere. Bass, trout, gills, whites, and my friends in the salt down south have all been landed on it. To me it's the best thing I have ever cast. Not just the best flyrod, the best any rod. And it's only 7' 10". I love that thing. But I'm not the best caster in the world either, so somebody that can really ca
    3 points
  13. Ok it was a gratuitous rant just to get this thread over the 6 page mark !
    3 points
  14. vernon

    Streamer rod

    Sadly, it looks like this made it to the coveted six pages without my help but thanks for thinking of me. However, I did enjoy reading all of the technical mumbo jumbo about fly rods in this thread since all I know about 'em is that they're really, really, long. Well, that and the fact that guys that use 'em never seem satisfied with where they've made their cast since they just keep flingin' it over and over and over again. And anybody over 60 that ain't got more than 14 clubs (plus ball retriever) in their golf bag flat ain't even tryin'!
    3 points
  15. MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Well after a couple less than stellar suppers, tonight was a success. 8 Oz steak cpoked a perfect medium rare, maybe even a little under (more perfecter), some mashed taters with herbs, some grilled zucchini, and a Sam Adams Summer ale to wash it down. I would have taken a photo but seemed out of place at the bar in Ruby Tuesday's.
    3 points
  16. Spoons can and are effective, especially on fresh stocked fish. There is no stocking from Lilleys up and most of those fish are veterans You can generate 5 times the bites on any type of natural over hardware most any time. Either live or a natural appearing fly or worm i will tell you not everyone is catching at the rate I am. I have just been really dialed in and yes the fish move back and forth from the restricted zone to the upper catch and keep area. This is saying that fishing is very good if you know The Who, what, when , where and why. Phil dialed it up great in his
    3 points
  17. Fishing is finally starting to get better as we can see from all the posts. I fish for all kinds of fish: crappie, walleye, bass, whites. Really anything that's biting, but I also fish several bass tournament. I agree, for some it is about the money and big shotting, but try not to lump all tournament fishermen into the same pile. I do everything in my power to keep my fish healthy and alive for release after weigh in and I know several others do as well. I have lost only 1 fish out of probably the last 30 events I've fished and he would have died no matter what I did. Of course I like to
    3 points
  18. It has been 9 years since our last big Alaskan adventure , "Kelly River Float Trip" other than either Kodiak or the Naknek River, so Phil and I determined before I get to old that we need to do something that neither of us had done. I had a plan. For years I have heard and read about a great white fish that prowls the circumpolar regions of North America, Asia and Russia. This fish is the Sheefish or Inconnu Though somewhat widely spread it inhabits regions that for the most part, you just can't get there from here. Alaska's Kobuk River and Selawik River house the largest breedi
    2 points
  19. oneshot

    Well

    About ready to go home. oneshot
    2 points
  20. Completely self-guided trip as we always take. We are dropped by wheel plane on a gravel bar and we float out. Pelican Vault Gear List. Water Proof TSA approved transportation Case. We are flying Alaska Airlines and they have very liberal regulations on sporting good transit. Including guns and fishing equipment. Wader Repair Kit, leaders, tippet, filet knifes and steel, fire starter , cap light, pliers,saw, pencil wt. spoons, spinners and hardware, 1 Orvis med. 7' travel rod. 1 4000 series shimano sustain spinning reel 2 spools 8# and 12# Orvis Fly rods 8-7-7-6 wt.
    2 points
  21. Lancer09

    Streamer rod

    I'm late to the party.. I run a couple of streamer rods, lines are somewhat interchangeable based on what I am doing. TFO 8 BVK, and a Redington 7Wt Torrent. I fish 200, and 250 Grain streamer express lines. for smaller stuff I fish a handful of cheap sinking leaders that are only 5 foot long that I bought a few years back, good for a 5 or 6 wt. swinging leeches or something and I prefer it to stacking shot and working about breaking a rod because of it. The 7 wt. and 200 grain line can fire into the backing with a 8 inch double deceiver on 2 or three false casts if you are dou
    2 points
  22. rps

    What's Cooking?

    We can all probably agree that stew is better the second day, right? I just put tomorrow's stew in the oven. When it is done, I will refrigerate it. Tomorrow I will skim the fat cap off, reheat, and serve with crushed butter and parsley red potatoes. The type of stew? https://www.ozarkrevenge.com/2017/12/coq-au-vin-blanc.html
    2 points
  23. I went down there on Monday, but not much to report. It was busier than I thought. The western bank of the spring seemed to have more access closer towards the red ribbon section than I remember. I think they must have cleared some vegetation from portions of it. Fishing wise I mainly threw my usual, roostertails and jerkbaits, without much luck. Made it all the way down to the red ribbon area without having caught a fish. Then couldn’t catch one in the red ribbon section either. Finally on way back up, in the run by the bathrooms, I tossed some sinking jerk/crankbaits into the turbulent water
    2 points
  24. Here is an update of my clothing list and how I'm traveling with it. My entire clothing for this trip will fit in my carry on bag. We are traveling on Alaska Air out of MCI and their carry on size in a total of 45 inches. I purchased the new Fish Pod totally water proof carry on which when loaded is 45 linear inches. Clothing list is as follows and this for a 9 day trip with 7 days of camping and raft floating the Holitna. Orvis Wader Socks 3 heavy 3 lite/medium. 2 Gage, silk long handles, 6 underware, 1 Hodgeman under wader suit.1 Orvis vest 1 Orvis Rain Sweater, 1 Orvis rain jac
    2 points
  25. I haven't had much luck using a Whopper Plopper on rivers. I usually have much better results on top water using a walk the dog. Seems like all the big fish I've ever seen caught on the Huzzah come from that last long stretch along the campground there at HV. I've caught an 18"er and my buddy has caught a 19"er that I know of. Right there along side all the people swimming.
    2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. Gavin

    Sam Baker State Park

    Did the Park to 34 float last Friday. Recon, with a friend because our wives and 12yr old daughter's were planning a girls only kayak float on Saturday. It changed a bit, but pretty boring and fishing flat out sucked (5 bass combined). Go right at the rootwads a bit below the old rockpile in the middle...bought half way down. The girls had fun.
    2 points
  28. Facebook doesn’t cause people to be douchebags. Don’t be ignorant and ignorant things won’t happen to you. I know ladies that have been taken advantage of by church deacons. Guess they are the devil’s work too.
    2 points
  29. ness

    What's Cooking?

    Lightly breaded cod filet, The San Francisco Treat and some peas. A lemon caper sauce drizzled over it all.
    2 points
  30. @snagged in outlet 3 you're welcome!
    2 points
  31. Ness you only added the last sentence to "stay on topic" and not a gratuituos attempt to push this post to 6 pages. Not sure what donuts have to do with a streamer fly rod. Except that you can use the butt section to hold the donuts😁! But you can't do that with long johns or bavarian cream donuts. It would be too messy. Apple fritters wouldn't work either. Bagels could hang on the butt end. Might throw off the balance of the rod and cause undo fatigue while casting and stripping streamers. I use my 7 wt but don't fish streamers that often.
    2 points
  32. merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    one that doesn't show old men?😂 bo
    2 points
  33. merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    took ol' kinckmeyer fishing last night. they were a bit hard to find. lots of bait out in the middle of the lake and scattered. was a strange line of something on the electronics 35 to 40 feet deep our in the lake, but disappeared when getting closer to shore or inside a cove. it is a crazy lake this year for sure, and i never can catch them in the same place twice. jumped around looking and had two keepers at 11, and them bam, put 6 good ones in the boat in just about that many casts. caught them from 10 ft. to 22. real pattern. best lure last night ended up being the 1 oz. El
    2 points
  34. Doc i don't throw either, i'm a jig man but i know from the Landing down spoons are very popular. Lil' Jakes and Thomas Bouyant spoons catch a lot of trout down there. I think alot of times it's cause they are freshly stocked and go for the shiny stuff. My daughter is 8 and I tie her on one of these spoons with 4 pound test and start "ducking".....kidding about that part but she catches plenty of fish on these spoons and there will be times in fact that as she reels in there will be a dozen to 20 trout at a time in schools follow the spoons back to the boat. I've found it's the easiest way
    2 points
  35. First I've been lurking for awhile and finally joined the board. Ive really enjoyed reading yall's Reports. I have a question for you veterans of the lake. I grew in the Pacific Northwest fishing for lakes and streams for trout. Our go to lures were Mepps spinners and small spoons, with all the reports i've read no one seems to be utilizing either of these. Are they just not effective on Tany or did the fishery just develop as a jig fishery? would i be wasting my time coming up there and trying my tried and true techniques from the PNW?
    2 points
  36. I don’t understand the reason for blocking or even deleting the conversation. Yeah people start arguing, things get heated, someone maybe even crosses the line. In result that needs censorship? It’s really easy to say this whole thread has to go . But in my opinion , in the world of social media this is a slippery slope. Although these people are probably hiding behind a facade of a Facebook profile, and are far more likely to say whatever hateful jargon. At least the two sides would be in some sort of conversation. As Flysmallie said you can choose what you read and react to.
    2 points
  37. I don't have a Facebook page. My ex wife and daughter inlaw where on it so I'm not. I think it's kind of a joke actually. Especially when they talk about Russian meddling in the election. If you get your news from Facebook you get what you deserve.
    2 points
  38. I served a few years as a Cyber Angel back in the day before facebook. To me Facebook is nothing more than ghee right arm of the Devil. Its not a bit better than the old chartrooms
    2 points
  39. Haris I agree with the others that you are doing something different however unintentionally. If you are stumped for how to change, you can change lure size, or retrieve speed ( fast slow or medium), smooth and steady or big sweeps of the rod or little twitches, those are all simple to change almost instantly. Type of line particularly mono vs fluoro vs braid, line diameter, line stiffness ( Maxima vs Triline xl vs Big Game ) line color (original fluorescent blue stren in very clear water is notorious for getting fewer bites) yellow power Pro braid, some lines sink some float. If you ar
    2 points
  40. Yep. You need back stock if they're biting them that's for sure. I had a white bass swat a zara Saturday and I immediately went to black and silver Mepps. They bit it okay and I switched to white and silver and they just wouldn't let it alone. Can't beat em for whites. And spots apparently like them too.
    2 points
  41. I’m not a professional, just almost as opinionated as you!
    2 points
  42. oneshot

    Well

    Nope been good all day. oneshot
    1 point
  43. I've caught a few fish on Cleos and Kastmasters, but I mainly just use them as locators to draw fish up and show themselves before throw jigs at them. Last year I started using a black rooster tail with a gold blade on occasion and had some success, but jigs were still a lot more productive.
    1 point
  44. I've fished the bouyant spoons and done best on both brown trout pattern and white. I don't throw them much as I prefer a bigger jerk bait for targeting bigger fish while night fishing but I've caught a good amount of fish on them. Caught white bass and walleye on mepps spinners too, again mostly at night in the trophy area. I know @Seth has had some good luck with the Kastmaster ones too but not sure on size...
    1 point
  45. fshndoug

    Fog on the water

    started at 1pm from cooper creek launch ramp and ran to the cable at the dam.Water level was 712 with 4 units running at almost 13,000 cubic feet.Water was swift and clear.Threw jigs of various sizes and colors on both 2 and 4lb test with little luck.Tried drifting with egg and san juan worms with a bit more success,1/2 oz. bell sinker.Drifted mainly from the cable to trophy run.Fog started setting in about 4 pm then started raining around 5-5:30 pm.Water dropped to about 709 then I started throwing a H8 black and gold husky jerk.Lots of follows and some strikes,no large fish maybe the biggest
    1 point
  46. snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    Oh that’s nice! I tagged @vernon he’s good for 2 pages on a bad day😆
    1 point
  47. CLoyd

    Streamer rod

    If you want to throw big articulated stuff with a sinking line or leader, I would recommend a 7 or 8 weight. I use a 6 weight for smaller streamers. I use an 8 weight for bigger stuff or if it's windy. The BVK has a good reputation. I have cast it and it has a lot of power. You'll want heavier line to load that particular rod well so lining up a size might not be a bad idea. Pay attention to the grain weight of whatever lines you are considering. 8 weight doesn't necessarily equal 8 weight. Anymore, there is a bit of a range for any particular "weight" line. Some rods respond bett
    1 point
  48. snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    Actually I carry a golf bag with my legally allowed 14 sticks per the PGA rules. I believe @vernon can verify the 14 stick rule.....
    1 point
  49. I haven't. Son did a little bit, but not enough to say anything about it positive or negative. Will probably give that a shot in the morning.
    1 point
  50. One laying on the ground... they should have photoshopped that one out I think
    1 point
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